Exposé Online banner

Terry Riley

Terry Riley
Country
United States
Profile
Terrence Mitchell Riley is an American composer (born June 24, 1935, Colfax, California). He is credited as being the principal instigator of the minimalist / repetitive music genre. His work is greatly influenced by both jazz and Indian classical music. He started experimenting with tape loops in the 50s, and electronics have figured prominently in his work. He has also composed works for orchestra and has a long-running relationship with the Kronos Quartet.
Website
http://terryriley.net
Related articles (3)
Releases on file (8)
Brooklyn Raga Massive — Terry Riley In C Brooklyn Raga Massive — Terry Riley In C
(Northern Spy NS094, 2017, CD)
Kronos Quartet — Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley Kronos Quartet — Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley
(Nonesuch 549523-2, 2015, CD)
Bang on a Can  — Terry Riley: In C Bang on a Can — Terry Riley: In C
(Cantaloupe CA21004, 2001, CD)
Ensemble de la Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec — Terry Riley: In C Ensemble de la Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec — Terry Riley: In C
(Atma ACD 2 2251, 1997/2000, CD)
Rova — Chanting the Light of Foresight - Imbas Forasnai Rova — Chanting the Light of Foresight - Imbas Forasnai
(New Albion NA064CD, 1994, CD)
John Cale & Terry Riley — Church of Antrhrax John Cale & Terry Riley — Church of Antrhrax
(Culture Factory C30131, 1971/2011, CD)
Terry Riley — A Rainbow in Curved Air Terry Riley — A Rainbow in Curved Air
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2306, 1969/2012, CD)
Terry Riley — In C Terry Riley — In C
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2305, 1968/2012, CD)

Latest news

2018-02-18
Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more

2018-02-15
10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more

2018-02-14
Tom Rapp RIP – Singer / songwriter Tom Rapp, best known with the band Pearls Before Swine, passed away on February 12, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer. » Read more

2018-01-30
Bill Bruford Ventures into Uncharted Territory – Drum master Bill Bruford, veteran of some of the most creative bands in history (King Crimson, Yes, Genese, etc.), is sharing some of what he's learned about being a drummer and a musician in his new book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer, out on University of Michigan Press. » Read more

2018-01-18
Christian Burchard RIP – Multi-instrumentalist Christian Burchard, who founded the seminal band Embryo in 1969, has died at the age of 71. His January 17 passing was announced on the band's Facebook page. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Ana Fort - A Long Story – The format for pianists has long been established by the likes of Bill Evans and modernized by international stars such as Lyle Mays and Rainier Bruninghaus. Enter Israeli pianist Anat Fort, who...  (2008) » Read more

Original Outer Limits - Outer Mania – Outer Limits were one of the mainstays of the Japanese 80s symphonic scene and perhaps one of the most accomplished of their peers (Teru's Symphonia, Pageant, Mr. Sirius and others). They released...  (1994) » Read more

Klaus Schulze - Revisited Records Reissues, Part 1 – Revisited Records continues its reissue of the Klaus Schulze back catalog with another 12 CDs. I haven’t quite figured out their rationale, but they are releasing 12 a year covering the...  (2008) » Read more

Garden Wall - The Seduction of Madness – One might ask how Garden Wall could possibly top their previous album, Path of Dreams from 1994. This writer was initially skeptical about that possibility, but after a few listens to this latest...  (1996) » Read more

Iconoclasta - De Todos Uno – In the time since their first albums in the early 80s, Iconoclasta has been gradually assimilating a greater diversity of ideas into their musical pallette. Long Mexico's premier progressive rock...  (1995) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues